South Pacific

South Pacific Stories: A Sneak Peek

Since 2015 our field correspondent Jenny Kingsley has been sharing stories from the Arctic through her journalism project Meet the North. Now she is turning her attention to warmer locales. Jenny recently joined our 17-day Azure Seas From Tahiti to the Marquesas to begin scouting for powerful, personal stories unfolding on Read more…

By Lauren, ago
Expedition Team

A Tale of the South Pacific

A far-flung South Seas island. An uninhabited white-sand beach. A group of ardent explorers. And a message in a bottle. It sounds like the makings of a Stevenson novel…but this story played out in real life on a recent Lindblad expedition aboard the National Geographic Orion. Read on for our Read more…

By Lauren, ago
South Pacific

Expedition Recon: Rangiroa’s Incredible Lagoon

Sven-Olof Lindblad is in the South Pacific right now leading a reconnaissance trip to seek out never-before-offered experiences and ultimate snorkel and dive sites for guests on our five new 2018 South Pacific & French Polynesia expeditions. [caption id="attachment_3743" align="aligncenter" width="540"] Sven in the blue lagoon of Rangiroa with baby sharks. Photo Kristin Hettermann.[/caption] The isle of Rangiroa's lagoon is so massive that the island of Tahiti could fit inside of it. This protected space serves as a vast nursery for sharks and large schools of fish. [caption id="attachment_3744" align="aligncenter" width="540"] Photo by Kristin Hettermann[/caption] A mullet swims past Sven's camera. [caption id="attachment_3741" align="aligncenter" width="540"] Photo by Kristin Hettermann[/caption] Black-tip sharks in Rangiroa's lagoon. [caption id="attachment_3740" align="aligncenter" width="540"] Photo Vincent Truchet.[/caption] A nine-foot dolphin came to get a look at our recon team and, apparently deciding we were a fun bunch, decided to hangout and swim with us for 20 minutes. (more…)

By rocky, ago
South Pacific

Expedition Recon: Magic with a Manta Ray

Sven-Olof Lindblad is in the South Pacific right now leading a reconnaissance trip to seek out never-before-offered experiences and ultimate snorkel and dive sites for guests on our five new 2018 South Pacific & French Polynesia expeditions. Joining him is journalist Chris Jones. By Chris Jones Sven and Vincent, one Read more…

By rocky, ago
South Pacific

Expedition Recon: Vincent Truchet, Undersea Photographer

Sven-Olof Lindblad is in the South Pacific right now leading a reconnaissance trip to seek out never-before-offered experiences and ultimate snorkel and dive sites for guests on our five new 2018 South Pacific & French Polynesia expeditions. Joining him is acclaimed underwater photographer Vincent Truchet.

Meet Vincent Truchet

These are some of Vincent's shots from night dives, drift snorkeling, and reef exploration. See more photos on Vincent's website and follow him in Instagram. One of his favorite subjects is sharks, which can be found in abundance in these healthy reef ecosystems. [caption id="attachment_3705" align="aligncenter" width="540"] Photo by Vincent Truchet[/caption] [caption id="attachment_3706" align="aligncenter" width="540"] Photo by Vincent Truchet[/caption] (more…)

By rocky, ago
South Pacific

Expedition Recon: Fakarava South Pass

Sven-Olof Lindblad is in the South Pacific right now leading a reconnaissance trip to seek out never-before-offered experiences and ultimate snorkel and dive sites for guests on our five new 2018 South Pacific & French Polynesia expeditions. Explore this site, Fakarava, on our upcoming expedition Easter Island to Tahiti: Tales of the Read more…

By rocky, ago